Curry Research Lecture: Bridget Hamre

Feb 16, 2018 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM

Bavaro Hall, Holloway Hall (Rm. 116)

Title: Observing and Improving Teacher-Student Interactions from Early Childhood to High School – Lessons from Over A Decade of Research using CLASS

Abstract: In this presentation Hamre will summarize over a decade of research using the Classroom Assessment Scoring System (CLASS) as a tool to support the systematic observation and improvement of teacher-student interactions. Hamre will discuss her own work as well as that of the many others researchers who have used the CLASS to  gain a much deeper understanding of the types of teacher-child interactions that students are typically exposed to in classrooms as well as the ways in which these interactions help support students social, behavioral, and academic development. This research has been conducted across a broad set of contexts – from toddler to high school classrooms – within the U.S. and internationally. Hamre will also discuss the ways in which the CLASS has been used as a part of coaching and coursework interventions to help support teachers to improve their interactions with students.